Overwhelming dislike - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 9 out of 11

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Critic Reviews

  1. Director Andrzej Bartkowiak ("Romeo Must Die") works hard to supply the appropriate grittiness, but other than a few reasonably well-staged fight sequences, the proceedings are dull and visually uninspired. Justin Marks' solemn screenplay lacks any trace of wit.
  2. 30
    A wholly inept action experience that works at boring us to tears.
  3. There's something special about this underwhelming mess of a Street Fighter reboot that many cinematic cheese-lovers will find very appetizing. The fact is that The Legend of Chun-Li is not at all a good flick, but it's filled with so much cornball ineptitude that one would think some rather broken mad movie genius was behind it.
  4. 25
    This is a movie for the overcaffeinated, undereducated teenager in all of us.
  5. Reviewed by: Jim Ridley
    Idiot plotting and dialogue are what you'd expect from a genre that typically rewards narrative development with a skip function. But the rote fight scenes are a disappointment.
  6. 20
    Even with the low expectations The Legend of Chun Li engenders, it still somehow manages to be a letdown.
  7. Don't be fooled by the low grade: This sequel-in-spirit to Jean-Claude Van Damme's 1994 dud doesn't even succeed in being memorably bad.
  8. 0
    The problems with Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li began with the casting of dead-eyed, sleepy-voiced, charisma-impaired automaton Kristin Kreuk.
  9. 0
    It boggles the mind that The Legend of Chun-Li is as vapid and dull as it is.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 112 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 45
  2. Negative: 30 out of 45
  1. PhilJ.
    Jul 13, 2009
    I really enjoyed this movie i watched it on the airplane to my trip to L.A i enjoyed it so much i watched it 2 twice i even enjoyed the soundtrack.
  2. MikeD.h
    Mar 5, 2009
    I love this film - what's not to like? Kristen Kruek is absolutley amazing-and her acting isn't bad either.
  3. Jan 6, 2013
    Great film. It has ultimate action and a great supporting performance by Michael Clarke Duncan.